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June 20, 2017

South China Sea
Two Cardinal Sins of U.S. South China Sea Policy

In previewing this week’s inaugural U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton took a question from Anne Gearan of The Washington Post about the T…

China Coast Guard vessels patrol past a Chinese fishing vessel at the disputed Scarborough Shoal, April 5, 2017.

May 5, 2017

Media
Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Last week, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted the fifth annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Caree…

Calvin Sims and Mira Patel at the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs’ keynote panel.

March 29, 2017

Cybersecurity
China and the United States Have an Eerily Similar Approach to Data Sovereignty

Lincoln Davidson is an analyst at Ergo, a New York-based research and advisory firm. You can follow him on Twitter at @dvdsndvdsn. In an article published on Lawfare earlier this week, Susan Henness…

December 16, 2016

China
Tillerson and the South China Sea, Cashless in India, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Rex Tillerson’s South China Sea ties. While Tillerson’s relationship with Russia has attr…

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November 30, 2016

Global Agenda: Trump’s Health Scheme

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

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October 21, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: October 21, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Is it down for everyone or just me? There were a number of web-related outages this week. Fir…

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October 17, 2016

Development
For the People and By the People: Shaping Norms for the Internet of Things

Susan Ariel Aaronson is a research professor and cross-disciplinary fellow at George Washington University. Ethan Wham is social media consultant and a member of the greater Washington, DC chapter of…

September 29, 2016

India
This is the New India

Narendra Modi has laid down the gauntlet. Sari-and-shawl exchanges, then birthday diplomacy, failed to produce breakthroughs with Pakistan. Cross-border terrorist attacks continued. This week, New…

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September 25, 2015

Wars and Conflict
This Week in Markets and Democracy: U.S. Fights Corruption, Preventing Mass Atrocities, and More

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.”  The U.S. Fight Against International Corrup…

Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary-General addresses a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York, September 25, 2015. More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the U.N. Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27 at the United Nations in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda a press statement by the U.N. stated. (Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters).

June 16, 2015

Human Rights
Why Is Obama’s Human Rights Report 115 Days Late?

By law, the State Department is required to release reports on the human rights situation in every country on February 25 of each year. Those voluminous reports are often a bit late, by a few days or…